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. >>> this morning, my question, are you ready for some football? plus, i've got more to say about education and a reminder about the long, ugly history of voter suppression. first, how far will republicans really go to block the ballot box? >>> good morning. i'm melissa harris-perry. we have spent the last few weeks telling you about the suppress sieve voter laws hastily passed by republican-led state legislatures claiming to be defending democracy against the threat of voter fraud. we have also told you that the laws themselves are the real threat to our democracy, because they would by design disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of voters. well, on thursday, republicans finally found evidence that the myth of voter fraud is very real and they found it right in their own party. investigators in six florida counties have opened a criminal inquiry into hundreds of cases of suspected voter fraud committed by a gop consulting firm. the republican national committee hired to register republican voters for the november 6th election. the fraud accusations against the firm strategic allied consult
at the time so close to an election. we are hoping for a favorable ruling. we are also on the ground educating people on how to get their ideas as best as they can. the lines at the penndot are two, three, four hours long. disabled people are unable to get the new form of i.d. we hope that judge simpson rules favorably and strikes down this law. >> brenton, you have been all over this from the beginning. i have been following your stories, today in voter suppression. when i hear that the penndot offices are giving out all of this bad information, i'm assuming they are not part of some grand conspiracy. they are just front line workers that can't keep up with the rules. is that right? what are the real challenges to making this at all fair? >> well, consider when the common wealth court hearing started on tuesday. the latest iteration of rules had come down to the penndot workers literally that morning. there was testimony in court that at 7:45, that morning, that a memo went out to the penndot workers telling them, oh, so here are these new rules and policy changes. so there has been plenty of
as a politician is hoping to change the game of education, to make it possible for all kids regardless of background or race to get the kind of schooling that will enable them to live their lives beyond a dream. >> kevin johnson of sacramento, california believes the time is now to issue a wakeup call to address the state of education among youth in america. johnson says the real facts are alarming. schools are failing children, which is why it's launched a program called stand up for great schools. it's an evaluational initiative, a fight for kids to achieve a solid foundation in school. >> i thought education was supposed to be my future. >> he believes you can't have a great city without great schools. >> the time is now. we're losing our children. if we as a faith community don't lead the way, then who do we think is going to lead the way. >> kelly: jonathan helped to organize the faith leaders policy summit recently held in atlanta, georgia. he's urging faith leaders and even civil rights leaders in the african-american community to mobilize their churches to help kids, parents, a
and not be surprised. of-educating children--and be shocked of va th allegations. >> the superintendent is saying that these allegations were made to the principle of the high school at albany. and she got word of it. >> the teacher was placed on leave on monday. >> he started with the district in 20 07 and became a full-time and 2008. he also coached boys' basketball and volleyball. >> i have had girls go to the basketball program and volleyball program. he coaches with my husband he is a great man. parents are shocked. >> he does so many great things with sports and for the committee it is a shock. i think that people need to listen to the community--. >> kron 4 has confirmed that he has spelled out of jail. still, no formal charges he has been bailed out. however, there are plenty of questions that when did this happen? was it ongoing or just wants? was a boy, girl, how old? they are responding to a number of these questions. dan kerman, kron 4. >>pam: it our team coverage continues with parents' meeting with the albany school district. to voice their concerns and find out what they are doing.
more tax dollars to sacramento, they'll cut education again. here's a new approach. prop thirty-eight sends billions in new education dollars straight to our local schools, and guarantees the politicians can't touch it. thirty-eight will restore the education cuts from sacramento. so remember this number. thirty-eight. >> here's a live shot from downtown san francisco, you can kind of see some of the break of the cloud cover. as a result we do have some delays fromsfo to talk about. keep this in mind that theris is something you want to keep in mind when picking someone up from the airport. we are seeing more and onshore push with a cooler start to the morning as the system starts. there's a potential i am of we are tracking a 20 percent chance of rain as we head into monday and tuesday. the hardly strictly bluegrass festival, again it is a free event and thousands of people will be attending. but will be cool over the next couple of days and there will be a mix of klaus--clouds. as we start the next work week we will seek moisture in the bay area. we are still trying to get a h
, they'll cut education again. here's a new approach. prop thirty-eight sends billions in new education dollars straight to our local schools, and guarantees the politicians can't touch it. thirty-eight will restore the education cuts from sacramento. so remember this number. thirty-eight. >>> very calm conditions out there. humidity is up. that's one good sign if you are looking for cooler weather. not much of a west wind yet. the fog is stillaways away. all signs point to cooler weather. 70s, 80s and 90s inland. >>> 7:15. well, in election news, republicans trying to revive president obama's ties to controversy pastor to jeremiah wright. alison burns is live in washington, d.c. to tell us how an old video is surfacing before the first debate. >> reporter: dave, the romney campaign insists it had nothing to do with releasing this video but conservative talk show hosts are making a very big deal about it, showing it -- saying it shows president obama engaged in a divisive class warfare. it's from a 2007 speech at an historicry black speech and in it, he praises jeremiah wright who he ha
dollars to sacramento, they'll cut education again. here's a new approach. prop thirty-eight sends billions in new education dollars straight to our local schools, and guarantees the politicians can't touch it. thirty-eight will restore the education cuts from sacramento. so remember this number. thirty-eight. >> a live look here at a clear golden gate bridge. no fog there on the back. as we look to the north it is 52 degrees right now. we will gain about 40 degrees with the high being 91 this afternoon. we will see if they can top that up in the vial, is one of the hot spots today. >> san francisco they're taking over the convention center spilling into the streets. there's a section of power street that is going to be shut down. it is coined be packed we're expecting 50,000 attendees this year. unveil at the conference and to deal with oracle. they're looking to give oracles customers access to its growing map locations. they are expanding the company's mapping services which will compete with google maps. oracle is calling the move an easier way to get customers to use nokia's
to sacramento, they'll cut education again. here's a new approach. prop thirty-eight sends billions in new education dollars straight to our local schools, and guarantees the politicians can't touch it. thirty-eight will restore the education cuts from sacramento. so remember this number. thirty-eight. >> we are back it is 6:15 a.m.. if you see a craft going across it is unjust practice for the military. this is just to kick off the weekend festivities. in case we have a major earthquake or catastrophe this will take place. >> bellwether channel will start to name the winter storms the same as they do for hurricanes. if this may be like watch out chuck. this will make the public more aware of what is coming. naming the winter storms will help. this is what they do in europe. this will start in 2013. we will wait for this to start. hopefully when i get that far. let's turn our attention to local weather. teaching hate erica tice. >> it will not amount to much and it will be pretty spotty at best. as we take a look outside it is a very clear start for the morning. as you can see on our satel
and educator. >> i mean there actually is extra credit for losing creatively if you are a current office holder. if you are a senator or governor and going to go back to that job then, in fact, there are ways if you lose you can lose and still retain your position, for example, as mccain does as a particular kind of voice within the context of the senate. but when you are as romney said many, many times in the primary, an unemployed guy, then what happens is you simply become sort of a speed bump in history. >> now, jeff, you followed a lot of campaigns. i'm sure you remember when people thought senator obama was losing. are people counting romney out too early and does that help him in any way? >> they're not counting him out of the obama campaign. the whole team in chicago and else where across the country is working really hard on their ground game. they want democrats not to feel overconfident, despite the fact that the polls are good, despite the fact that he's doing well in the swing states. they see this as a race that will be close and don't want their voters and supporters to forget th
of the challenges i see is just a lack of education with the teams that are managing the social media efforts, especially mitt romney's. >> are you nervous about this? >> yes. >> i actually see -- >> let me take a step back. not even voting, hopefully one day that will come. but registering to vote, we have this ram shackle, rick et i system of voting. about a dozen states have automated registration. i can go online and register to vote. new york is one of the last states to do that. most states don't and they can. it's the state legislatures, it's the governors, it's the secretary of states who are saying we don't want to go there. well, why? we can all -- >> we can't all understand it. >> because of the en franchisement of people that would bring about. >> one of the challenges with incumbent changing voting rules, any incumbent always got elected under whatever the current voting rules are. >> you want to keep the system you got elected under. we know from states that have done that, it costs less to register people automatedly. you get more people to register and hence more people to vot
states and independent audits will guarantee the money goes where it is supposed to. >> on education, the examiner says, quote, school spending in maryland won't increase. and the capital agrees. the sun conclude, quote, question seven is a bad deal for maryland. check the facts for yourself. vote no on question seven. >> well, we are taking a closer look at the issue this morning. joining us with more insight is neil bergman, the director of maryland budget and tax policy institute. man we're glad you're here today. we're glad you're here today. first of all, just those ads, they sort of, you know, put up against each other, you can just see the message, it is clearly, you know, opposed, and tell us what -- when we're watching those, what to believe and what to take from that. >> the first thing to remember is that the money behind those ads are the competing casino owners. >> okay. >> so they are really fighting to put their customer base and their market share. and they're looking for the arguments that will try to persuade us to vote their way. but of course, there are important
health care is the top social issue. 33% say it's education. but there's also guns, abortion, same-sex marriage. we all know that the economy is actually issue number one with most voters, but social issues still play a big part for voters in making their final decision. joining me now to talk about the potential impact of these issues, cnn contributor maria cardona and amy holmes, anchor of "real news on the blaze." good to see both of you. maria, what's number one in your book in terms of social issues? >> well, it's interesting, because while you mentioned health care, i think a lot of voters also see health care as an economic issue, because that's the number one concern when they look at health care is costs, and what that is going to mean for their family. so i think health care is a big issue. and in some respects, if it's looked at as a social issue, i think it actually helps the president because he's the one who was seen as putting health care out there and even though the health care act itself is not incredibly popular, pieces of it -- the fact that those pieces have ac
unless we send more tax dollars to sacramento, they'll cut education again. here's a new approach. prop thirty-eight sends billions in new education dollars straight to our local schools, and guarantees the politicians can't touch it. thirty-eight will restore the education cuts from sacramento. so remember this number. thirty-eight. >>> stock prices pressing higher. the institute for supply management says manufacturing has grown for the first name four months. however, u.s. construction spending fell .6% in august. but housing activity still posted a solid gain. the dow is currently up, 149, the nasdaq is up 19, s&p up 13. >>> women are now major players in the world of mobile video games. the new research shows 60% of players on mobile devices are female. the study shows they prefer multi-player games like words with friends and win or draw. >>> another study, this from the pew research center says half of all american adults own a computer or a smartphone. more than a third of -- third of them look at the phones to look at news. >>> the new ktvu iphone app is ready to download. >>>
protests created a hostile environment for jewish students at uc berkeley. the u.s. department of education launched an investigation into the charges filed in july by recent graduates. the complaint says the school's annual apartheid weekend couraged hate speech. the university says the protests are free speech. >> 7:15, a new poll shows republican presidential candidate mitt romney was the big winner in the debate last night. jacqueline live in the bureau doing fact checking about some of the statements made in that debate. >> reporter: dave, mitt romney stood out last night for being aggressive, constantly calling out president obama, keeping him on the defensive side. mitt romney also didn't back down when the two butted hads over tax plans. the president says romney's plans will raise taxes or increase the deficit. >> governor romney's central economic plan calls for a 5 trillion dollar tax cut on top of the extension of bush tax cuts another trillion dollars and 2 trillion in military spending they have not asked for. >> first of all i don't have a 5 trillion dollar tax cut or a tax c
education to lead, while you're still in school, you might find the best route leads somewhere you weren't even looking. let's get to work. >>> the romney campaign is flying high literally and figuratively after a strong showing in last night's presidential debate. cnn national political correspondent jim acosta has the latest. jim. >> reporter: wolf, flying to virginia mitt romney will spend much of the day after the first presidential debate up in the air. but for the first time in weeks the state of his campaign is not. mitt romney took his victory lap after the first presidential debate receiving a sustained standing ovation during a surprise visit to a conference of conservatives in denver. >> i saw the president's vision as trickled down government. and i don't think that's what america believes in. i see instead a prosperity that comes through freedom. >> reporter: it didn't take long after the debate was finished for the romney campaign to turn the spin room into the win room. are you declaring victory, jim, if this was a boxing match, the referee would have called it. after taki
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discussing earlier, the court that decided the board of education, one of the justices, not one had been a full time judge before. when alida replaced o'connor, they were all federal court judges. that is a terrible lack of diversity. she knew what it was like to raise money. >> she was a former state legislature. a lot of what comes in front of the court are sta chte statutes. >> for the middle. >> citizens united is a case that talks about giving money to campaigns as if it's a first amendment speech driven process. a politician may say, can i tell you what goes on, why people give money to campaigns? >> yeah. >> i would think, if this president is reelected, because there are so few court of appeals judges who are the right age, he will have to look outside the judiciary, which i agree, is a great thing. it's not only understanding how government works, it's understanding people's problems, trying to fix their problems, address their problems, hearing both sides and trying to meet out resolutions of problems. i think i would also like to see a justice who has been a civil rights lawye
in education and investing in infrastructure, responsibly bringing down the debt, so his is a voice that we think is a very powerful voice in helping to tell the president's story. we think he's going to be a great advocate for us. we're excited he's giving us that time and we're excited to have him out advocating for the president on the trail. >> brent, hypothetically, let's say the president is re-elected. what's his first order of business next year, is it immigration reform? is it climate change? what's going to be, jobs notwithstanding, because i know that's going to be the laser focus, presumably, besides job creation, then what? >> look, the second term, if we're lucky enough to win this campaign, really is an extension of all the work we've been doing through the first term. you said jobs, obviously. the economy is job one. we need to make sure we re-elect president obama, so we can build off the economic process we have started to see as we've turned this economy around. we need to move that forward, not go back to the policies that mitt romney is advocating that would actually hu
schools. now these politicians say unless we send more tax dollars to sacramento, they'll cut education again. here's a new approach. prop thirty-eight sends billions in new education dollars straight to our local schools, and guarantees the politicians can't touch it. thirty-eight will restore the education cuts from sacramento. so remember this number. dance class, shopping, and more. so do something nice for it. chevron with techron. care for your car. canaveral area. the five foot tall australian bird apparently was looking for a >>> a feathery traffic has regard in the cape canaveral area. the bird was looking for a mate but found motorcycles and cars, not another emu. >> he is a little confused. >> police tried to get him off the highway without success. finally the bird's owner got him off the road by throwing a towel over his head. poor emu. 5 feet is about as tall as me. >> they needed a hose or another emu. >>> this afternoon, the blue angels will begin practicing above san francisco bay. >> look to the skies. scheduled to perform in the air on saturday and sunday but today a
'll cut education again. here's a new approach. prop thirty-eight sends billions in new education dollars straight to our local schools, and guarantees the politicians can't touch it. thirty-eight will restore the education cuts from sacramento. >> welcome back. 5:29 hand cold, warm, what ever we have had it is the cloud and the fog, ericka. >> that is correct, darya. i'd been watching this and the computer models show that we have the wind coming out of the north. that fog will be pressing out, as we go for the a afternoon. we will see sunshine and blue skies for downtown san francisco. if you are going to the fleet week festivities. today, some morning fog will fog to contend with. with upper 70's and also that fog will make a comeback. and for tomorrow, that cooling trend will continue gradual sunshine toward i will show you what is on tap and where that potentially is for wet weather. >> still a light drive. no hot spots. were major problems. we do have light traffic for the east bay. or-no major problems high wind before, and interstate 580 but no stop and go or even slow and go yet.
was a leader in education funding. erika derry: and the fact that california isn't making it a priority frustrates me. dan hurd: i'm ashamed of that, and i don't want this to continue for my daughter. brenda kealing: prop 38 is going to bring a lot of money to our schools. suzan solomon: the money stays at the school site. cade derry: what i would really like to see is that the teachers... that were laid off come back to the school. navaz hurd: a smaller class size. navaz hurd: as a mom i want that. as a teacher i want that. prop 38 is an opportunity of a generation. i jackie sissel the reporter added oakland hills today. we do expect nice weather like our fall jackie but this weather is a little much. >> triple digits--you can see how clear it is right now is absolutely perfect fact appeared oakland hills know when to speak up. the temperatures have not really started to climb yet but they are coming so get ready if you have anything to do now is the time to do it. in the outdoor work or by writing it done now. because of the spare the air day they're asking you not to use those power
in education funding. erika derry: and the fact that california isn't making it a priority frustrates me. dan hurd: i'm ashamed of that, and i don't want this to continue for my daughter. brenda kealing: prop 38 is going to bring a lot of money to our schools. suzan solomon: the money stays at the school site. cade derry: what i would really like to see is that the teachers... that were laid off come back to the school. navaz hurd: a smaller class size. navaz hurd: as a mom i want that. as a teacher i want that. prop 38 is an opportunity of a generation. >> welcome back. you can even put this on the edge in what was amazing about this flight is that there was a chase plane following us. from takeoff, to land and we flew together. and i even lost that hatched. >> when we are down below i lost that -- cap. >> what is amazing about michael is that he will fly his routine so low, that you think that he is a boat. today, tomorrow, he will put on an amazing show. >> oh my gosh! the what time >> it will start at 12:30:30 and it will run beat robetween- until 4:00 p.m. >> and u.s. even flown with the
campaigned in wisconsin and sharply criticized romney's statements during the debate on tax cuts, education and outsourcing as misleading to the middle class and the president had this to say about his opponent's plan for reducing the deficit. >> i just want to make sure i got this straight. he'll get rid of regulations on wall street but he's going to crack down on sesame street. thank goodness somebody's finally cracking down on big bird. who knew that he was responsible for all these deficits. elmo's got to watch out. >> and vice president joe biden was campaigning in iowa saying that mitt romney flip-flopped on his own tax cut plan that was the center piece of the gop campaign and biden challenged the republicans on the tax issue. >> you know the phrase he always used, obama and biden want to raise taxes by $8 trillion. guess what, yes, we do, in one regard, we want to let that trillion dollar tax cut expire so the middle class doesn't have to bear the burden of all that money going to the super wealthy. that's not a tax rate, that's called fairness where i come from. >> all right. so h
of education civil rights office confirms it's investigating the allegations now. >>> a community protest against the chevron refinery in richmond was held yesterday. that refinery sight caught fire in august. huge platforms of toxic smoke sent tens of thousands of people to the hospital. this was the scene yesterday. you can see it in the video. a lot of folks with signs, right there off the gates of the chevron refinery. they were demanding more community compensation from chevron, more worker safety. and say chevron needs to pay its fair share of taxes. >>> meanwhile, an east bay community still in shock after a middle school teacher accused of molesting a former student found dead in his car in an apparent suicide. the father of james izumazaki is too upset to talk to him but there will be a public memorial for the 28-year-old in coming saturday from 10:00 to noon in memorial park in albany. the father says it's very difficult for the family and wish people would respect their privacy. >>> police in antioch are investigating a series of attacks on drivers along highway 4. antioch po
to give every american the chance to compete by making sure we've got the best education system in the world. that's the reason i'm standing here today. that's the gateway od the gatew th middle class. and because of the work we've already done, millions of young people are better able to afford college already. and now we've got to do mor by hiring 100,000 new math and science teachers. by making sure that we're providing millions of new slots for folks to retrain at community colleges for the jobs that exist right now. continue to lower tuition costs for students so they're not loaded up with debt once they graduate. my opponent thinks that it makes sense for us to gut our investment in education in order to give a tax break to the wealthy. i disagree. i think what the united states of america means is that no child should be deprived of a good education. it means that no family should have to set aside a college acceptance letter just because they don't have the money. and no employer should have to look for workers with the right skills in china instead of the united states
-sex marriage once same-sex marriage had already been offered in california. >> higher education admissions. at the heart of this case, abgait fisher, because fisher says she was denied to the university of texas because she is white. what factors would affect their ruling? >> the court has ruled before that diversity is a compelling government interest. the government in other words has an interest, universities have an interest in compiling diverse classes of students, that diversity helps everyone and that they can look at an applicants's race in making some of those decisions. the court has changed since that last decision, that decision was written for instance by justice o'connor. some of the current justices are much less accepting of racial classification. >> the voting rights act of 1965, what part is at issue and why? >> this is a part that says certain states with a history of discriticism nation, most of them are in the south, they have to have any changes they make to election laws approved by federal authorities, either by the attorney general, or by a panel of freshmederal ju
>> commerce, education, and the -- what's the third one there? oops. >> tonight we take you behind the scenes. >> see if they can do this flash. >> we'll show you what they don't like to talk about. >> so lying is okay in politics? >> what's behind winning the presidency? ♪ >> when it to say winning the presidency, i'd like to think that the choices about whose ideas are better, but when you talk to people behind the scenes they talk about moments. >> there are a series of moments. that's what matters. >> remember the scream? howard dean led john kerry in early polls, but then after a loss he tried to rally the troops. >> we're going to california, and texas, and new york! >> the room was noisy. and people in the room said, this sounded like a normal rally. >> and then we're going to washington, d.c. to take back the white house! yay! >> but because dean's microphone picked up only dean's voice, the tv broadcast made him sound crazy. >> yay! >> that unfairly may have killed his campaign. even images can matter more than issues. this video is said to have hurt john kerry. this is
will talk about we need to continue to build the economy from the middle class out and things like education and manufacturing. >> governor romney's focus is talking directly to the voters about what his plans are to strengthen the middle class and get this economy back on track. >> shepard: and with millions of undecided voters still out there, the stakes could not be higher. tonight, the home stretch in the race for the white house. plus, it's not just the candidates who are in the hot seats. a closer look at debate moderators and why the pressure is more intense than ever before. and good evening from the university of denver where we are just two hours away from an historic and high stakes showdown. president obama and governor mitt romney facing off here in their first debate. with less than five weeks to go until election day, a live look now at the stage here in denver. analysts say both men have a lot of on the line tonight. the president trying to hang on to what is a slim lead in the national polls and most battleground states. governor romney trying to shake up the race by making
and had no insurance and low education. the abortion rate for every 1000 women in the study was less than 8. that is much lower than the national rate of 20 abortions for every 1000 women. the study was conducted between 2008 and 2010 at washington university school of medicine in st. louis. >>> a new warning tonight for heavy smokers and drinkers. researchers say you may face pancreatic cancer earlier in life. a new study from the university of michigan finds pancreatic cancer is diagnosed almost 10 years earlier, at age 61, in heavy smokers and drinkers compared to people who don't drink or smoke. the study also found that beer drinkers were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer at an earlier age than those who drank other types of alcohol, such as wine or liquor. >>> bee keepers in france say they are seeing strange colored honey. some of it's been coming out of the hive blue, even green. they say they think the color might be coming from a nearby factory that makes m&m's. they speculate that instead of picking up pollen from flowers, the bees are gathering the colored sugar coming from tha
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such as child tax credits, education credits for college, the earned income tax credits will go away for the poor. the cbo is out there saying if the congress doesn't do anything about this, it could throw the u.s. economy into a double dip recession because of a lower gdp by from 3 to 4%. you know the one who termed it, the person who coined the term looks like it was ben bernanke, federal reserve chairman. he used the term earlier this year. so also at the same time, we've got health reform coming in with new levies on investment. >> gretchen: new taxes? that would be coming at the same time. this is up to congress or the president? who needs to do something? >> here is the issue, depends on who wins and how the lay of the land will g depending on who wins the election. if the president wins reelection, you'll possibly see gridlock. now the talk is to just let them expire temporarily and then do a quick fix for everybody but the upper bracket, so that way you could say look, we passed a tax cut and we did raise taxes on the upper bracket. if mitt romney, then he'll probably say i n
jobs and he answered education. he was asked about jobs and answered by the education. i thought he may not have it . like george bush in 2004 not used to be crossamed and he showed that. let's listen to more. >> the fact is, if you are lowering the rates the way you describe, governor, then it is not possible to come up with enough deduction and loop holes that only affect high income individuals to avoidd either raising the deficit or burdening the middle class. it's math. it is arithmetic. >> steve: which we have heard the president say on the stump. it is interesting and so critical for people to see, i was reading one poll, 15 or 18 percent of the country waiting to see the first debate because they were sitting on the fence and they want to see the guys side by side. mitt romney's job was to look presidential. he looked presidential and looked like he had better answers than the president of the united states. >> gretchen: and so the group of voters you are tryying to get at this point, middle class americans. that was the thesis. uncommitted voters, 500 voters polled directly bef
campaigned in wisconsin, sharply criticizing romney's statements during the debate on tax cuts, education, and outsourcing as misleading to the middle class. the president had this to say about his opponent's plan for reducing the deficit. >> but i just want to make sure i got this straight. he'll get rid of regulations on wall street, but he's going to crack down on "sesame street." [ applause ] thank goodness somebody's finally cracking down on big bird. who knew that he was responsible for all these deficits. elmo's got to watch out. >> and vice president joe biden was campaigning in iowa saying that mitt romney flip-flopped on his own tax cut plan that was the center piece of the gop campaign and biden challenged the republicans on the tax issue. >> you know the phrase they always use, "obama and biden want to raise taxes by $1 trillion. guess what? yes, we do in one regard. we want to let that $1 trillion tax cut expire so the middle class doesn't have the bear the burden of all that money going to the super wealthy. that's not a tax raise. that's called fairness where i come from. >
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